According to experts, many people didn't get preventers down before the weather got warm. That's left homeowners struggling to get rid of tough to kill plants like crab grass in their lawns.
"Most people don't see crab grass because they get down a preventer early but once you've got it you just want to get rid of it," Andy Carlson, owners of an area ACE Hardware store, told 9NEWS. "It will take over your lawn. So get a crab grass killer and put it down quickly."
Carlson says pet owners also run into lawn care problems in the summertime when dogs urinate in the yard.
To get rid of the unsightly dead patches the urine causes he offered homeowners several easy solutions.
"If you apply lime to your yard early in the season, like now, that lime will change the pH value of your yard and will actually make it less susceptible to dog urine," Carlson said. "And another thing you can do is after you've done your dishes each night take your dishwater and pour it out on the dog spots. It has the effect of neutralizing the acid in the dog urine and it water the lawn at the same time will cause those spots to green back up."
For more of Carlson's tips for solving common summer lawn problems please watch the video above.
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